When to Consider a New Heating System

December 8, 2019

It’s uncomfortable and can be dangerous when your heating system suddenly quits. To avoid an emergency situation where your heating system completely fails, it’s good to know some warning signs that will alert you when you need your heating system inspected. The System Is Aging Every type of heating system has an average life span. For packaged systems, heat pumps and ductless mini-splits, it’s 10 to 15 years. For furnaces, it’s 15 to 30 years with some lasting up to 40 years. Obviously, age should not be the sole factor in your decision, but older systems will naturally present a fair share of problems. Failure to Heat Your Home Sufficiently Your system may take longer than usual to reach the set temperature. On the other hand, it may not achieve that temperature at all but rather switch off prematurely, coming on again almost as quickly as it switched off. Any number of issues could be behind these two phenomena. The former may even be the result of having an undersized unit. The latter, known as short-cycling, could be the effect of having an oversized unit. In either case, replacement is essential. The choice to install a new system may be...

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Guide to Choosing an HVAC System

February 8, 2019

HVAC systems are essential tools for keeping your home or business comfortable. If you have a faulty or inefficient unit, chances are the environment will constantly be too cold or too hot. However, you might not know where to start when looking for a new HVAC system. This is why we at have written a quick guide to help you out. Your Ducts Need to Be Clean Before you even consider buying a new HVAC system, make sure your ducts are clean. If your ducts aren’t properly sealed, even brand-new units won’t be able to distribute clean and comfortable air throughout your home. We recommend having professionals perform the inspection for you, so be sure to utilize our services to get your ducts in excellent condition. What to Look for in a New Furnace Choosing the right furnace can be hard as you might not know what features you need. You should make sure your new furnace is energy-efficient so that you can save on energy costs. Also, you should ensure you get a variable-speed air handler in your furnace so that you can completely manage the climate in your home. Features You Should Aim for in an Air Conditioner...

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Benefits of Attic Insulation

December 13, 2018

Attic insulation can help your home to be more energy efficient. If you have a few areas around the home that are colder than others, or you find your energy bills are on the way up, it may be time to discuss the options for adding new or more insulation to your property. This process does not have to be difficult and our team at Hunter’s Air & Heat, Inc. are here to help you with all of your needs. What are the benefits of more insulation? Reduce Your Utility Bills By far one of the best benefits is that you’ll lower your energy bills. Heating and cooling costs make up as much as 70 percent of the energy used in a home. By blocking in that air with more insulation, it is possible to drop your costs significantly. If you have no insulation or very little of it, this is an essential step. Improve Indoor Air Quality With insulation in place, there is less air that can get into your home. And, that means there are less dirt and debris that gets into it as well. By improving the overall control over air entering and leaving the space, we...

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